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Best Italian Chicken Recipe
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Best Italian Chicken Recipe

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A friend gave me this easy, low-fat chicken recipe years ago, and I've tweaked the spices to my family's tastes. I'm requested to make it at least twice a month. —Judi Guizado, Rancho Cucamonga, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without rice) equals 285 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 627 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, 3/4 cup water, onion, bouillon and seasonings; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Transfer chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Chicken in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p58

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Delicious recipe! I made this super tender chicken over white rice for our Mother's Day dinner."

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2015

"Bland"

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Was great!"

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Made as directed and found it delicious with a nice little spice to it. Very easy to make, too."

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"So delicious! I made this using garlic and onion instead of the powder types and served on rice pilaf and my family really enjoyed it- will be making again."

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